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Dec
19
comment My kids are asking for Angry Birds Knock On Wood for the holidays, is it safe?
But 'safe' is a relative term. I imagine this game is as safe as stacking up blocks and throwing a ball at them.
Dec
19
answered Can rocking an infant make her too dependent on it?
Dec
19
comment My kids are asking for Angry Birds Knock On Wood for the holidays, is it safe?
This is an incredibly vague question. How old are your kids? How clumsy are they? How prone are they to hurting each other? Etc.
Dec
19
comment How to prevent “open air incidents”?
You can't really stop biology. ;) Best is to make sure you have a 'shield diaper' at the ready.
Dec
19
comment When is it appropriate to start explaining the religious components of the various holidays?
Great! As for the details, I don't think there is a 'this is when to do it' answer. It's really up to you.
Dec
19
comment When is it appropriate to start explaining the religious components of the various holidays?
I argue that teaching world cultures and religions (ie, tolerance and understanding of others) should be a major part of every child's upbringing. But, at least in the US, we don't do that at all. So, I guess it really comes down to how you feel as a parent.
Dec
19
comment As an atheist, how should I explain theism to my children?
@cwallenpoole. I agree. The difference is asserting critical thinking vs, using. But yea, the argument with the opposition is moot as they don't see the distinction.
Dec
16
answered Why does my toddler want to take her clothes off?
Dec
16
comment How do I figure out why my child no longer likes preschool?
I'd start by talking to the school...namely the teacher and counselors. See if they have any insights or observations.
Dec
15
answered What is the impact on kids of having two working parents?
Dec
15
comment What is the impact on kids of having two working parents?
We here in the US like to say we're pro-family, but really, we're not. Lack of mandatory vacations, lack sane maternity leaves, lack of universal health care, lack of properly subsidized day care, etc, etc.
Dec
14
comment How can I stop my toddler from having nightmares about robots?
I'm not a doctor or psychologist. Just a parent. Maybe pick up a wall.e book? Show him that Wall.e is a friendly robot.
Dec
12
comment What precautions do I need to take in the event that my baby is born with Hemophelia?
I'm not up on current US health insurance changes that are in effect other than children can no longer be denied--but I don't think any sort of employer mandated providing of health care has kicked in yet.
Dec
12
comment What precautions do I need to take in the event that my baby is born with Hemophelia?
It was more of an empathetic statement. I know it's not a practical answer. It's definitely a frustrating situation and hopefully the US will eventually catch up to the rest of the world so that these types of issues aren't so stress inducing.
Dec
12
comment How accurate are the “Suggested Age Ranges” of toys?
Those air powered ball poppers are AWESOME. There is no upper age limit. I kinda wish I had one now.
Dec
12
comment How accurate are the “Suggested Age Ranges” of toys?
I am not a lawyer, though I believe these are usually based on "what's the minimum age where we can reduce the number of lawsuits enough that it warrants the loss of sales to ages below it" type of formulas. As for maximum age, that's probably coming from the marketing department. "At age six, we can market them a new toy that they have to purchase." Cynical? Maybe. But that's business.
Dec
12
comment What precautions do I need to take in the event that my baby is born with Hemophelia?
Wasn't meant to be sarcastic nor a joke.
Dec
12
comment What precautions do I need to take in the event that my baby is born with Hemophelia?
Sounds like the best precaution would be to move to a nation with universal health care that offers those born there with citizenship.
Dec
11
comment As an atheist, how should I explain theism to my children?
No, atheism is not a religion. Use a dictionary, please.
Dec
11
comment As an atheist, how should I explain theism to my children?
Religion is confusing. I'd argue that your husbands exploration in adulthood will lead to a much more clear end-result then had he been blindly fed one particular flavor of it growing up (as most of us get)